Jumeirah International Scoops Two Top Business Traveller Awards

The Jumeirah Beach Hotel wins Best Resort Hotel in the World and Best Business Hotel in The Middle East.

Jumeirah International, one of the world’s most prestigious hospitality groups, was presented with two top awards at the Business Traveller Awards ceremony, held at the Dorchester Hotel, London yesterday.

The awards, which include Best Resort Hotel in the World and Best Business Hotel in the Middle East for The Jumeirah Beach Hotel, were presented to the company by HRH The Princess Royal.

The annual Business Traveller Awards presentation, now in its 18th year, honours the best of the world’s travel industry as voted by Business Traveller magazine’s readership. The ceremony this year was attended by a number of high profile personalities including Sir Stirling Moss, Terry Waite, Alan Whicker and Caprice.

Gerald Lawless, Managing Director of Jumeirah International, who received the awards on behalf of Jumeirah International, commented: “We believe our hotels have really found their way into the hearts of travellers from all over the world. We are of course delighted to win not one but two of these prestigious awards, an honour we value very highly, since they are a reflection of our commitment to quality in all that we do”.


Jumeirah International is well-known for its award-winning and distinctive properties in Dubai and its commitment to quality and service. Its Dubai properties include the famous sail-shaped Burj Al Arab, The Jumeirah Beach Hotel and Emirates Towers. The hotels are regarded as being among the most luxurious and innovative in the world and have won numerous travel and design awards; their success has underpinned Dubai’s dynamic growth in recent years as a business and tourism centre.